OK, unnecessarily long quote over....Now, the idea that some of these characters have died..is horrible..and it's a loss..and I myself have a hard time when I come into the Inn because I don't know hardly anyone, yet they have been my friends for awhile..that I just don't recognize the nick. But we all have to realize that we are just people sitting here at desks, in libraries, in dorm rooms or universities, some at work, some at home, some at school.. We are 10 years old..to 50 years old.. We have good days, and bad days.. We have fun in the Inn, and we get pissed in the Inn.. We enjoy what one person does, but hate what the next tries to do. We want the inn to be OURS personally, to fit our MUNDANE likes... We don't want fighting..some don't want mushy love stories.. some hate death, some feel it necessarry to bring on new stories and fire up our imaginations. Some just want to feel welcome when they enter.. that they have a place where they can call home and have friends that they can trust. Some, just want to come in and create havic. Alot of us right now are going thru some very rough Mundane lives.. and it's very hard to deal with both IC and OOC. Some of us take our Mundane situations out on the rest in the Inn..in one form or another.. but that..is life.. that..is what we are here for.. not only to roleplay and have fun..and create and environment that will some day be quite famous..but to listen to eachother, to be there for eachother.. to be friends and sometimes even loves to one an another.. to reach out to where no man has ever gone befor....er sorry... got carried away for a sec..::Shakes her mundane head:: to even LAUGH with eachother...
I personally.. don't want to get rid of my character..I like her, she is me basically, and very happy.. and alot of people rely on her..but others have thier reasons.. the story may have died a long time ago and the character just won't work anymore..or they just havn't found one that they feel represents themselves in the best way.. because lets face it, each character reveals the true mun in some way or another. We all want a voice here, and we all want to be heard.. If you look at the Inn..and you watch whats going on... you don't just see ramblings on a screen (least I don't) You see so many souls...so many imaginations.. people that are young and old and people that have had one hell of a mundane life and are trying to express something to everyone.. Alot of us may not have much more than the Inn.. we may be loners..we may be in an unhappy marriage, and unhappy home life.. we may just want to get away from a crappy day at work.. We just basically want to belong..
It makes me think, though, of a problem that I have in lots of places where I RP.
Often, I'm fed up when I go into a role-play site (health problems, mainly), but my CHARACTER has no reason to be sad.
Going in there and having to pantomime somebody who is fine, needs no sympathy or cheering up and has nothing to complain of just feels like an uphill struggle.
On the other hand, only being able to visit when I'm in a good mood (a pretty rare occurrence at the moment) seems like kind of missing the point of the above.
What do you think? How have you dealt with this, yourselves?
And I'm saying this in the full knowledge that I'll probably b leaving Black Dragon Inn, for reasons involving time zone incompatibility and other things. But, well, this is a problem that I have in most other role-play sites I go into, too, and, well, I just read that message and it made me think.